Latina advocates against gender-based violence celebrate the Supreme Court decision against Rahimi 

Leading national organization, Esperanza United, applauds ruling to keep firearms out of the hands of those who commit domestic violence  

Esperanza United, a prominent national Latina organization committed to ending gender-based violence, celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision against Zackey Rahimi in the case of US v. Rahimi. This ruling upholds the federal ban on firearms under domestic violence protective orders, reinforcing an essential protective measure for survivors of domestic violence. 

The Supreme Court’s decision is a significant step to protect survivors of gender violence, especially within Latin@ communities, where factors such as being a woman, easy access to firearms, being divorced, and youth increase the risk of intimate partner homicide. State policies that prevent firearm possession by individuals with a history of intimate partner violence and require surrender of firearms have been shown to be effective, reducing rates of firearm-related IPH by 14%.  

“Esperanza United commends the Supreme Court for its insightful understanding of the complexities of domestic violence and recognizes the progress in raising awareness on this issue,” said Patti Tototzintle, CEO and president of Esperanza United. “This decision reaffirms our commitment to ensuring the safety and rights of survivors.”  

Esperanza United remains steadfast in its mission to support survivors and advocate for policies that promote safety and justice. We call on our community and partners to continue working toward a future where all people are free from the threat of domestic violence. 



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